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Josh Emmett vs Ilia Topuria preview
When is Emmett vs Topuria?
Josh Emmett will face Ilia Topuria in the main event of UFC Fight Night – Emmett vs. Topuria, on Saturday 24th June 2023 at : VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville.
The fight will be contested over 5 rounds in the Featherweight division, which means the weight limit will be 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Emmett vs Topuria stats
Josh Emmett steps into the octagon with a record of 18 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Ilia Topuria will make his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 12 wins and 0 draws, with 4 of those by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggest that Emmett and Topuria have similar power, both with a 33% knock out percentage.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Topuria will have a massive advantage over Emmett, boosting at 58% submission rate over Emmett's 11%.
Josh Emmett is the older man by 12 years, at 38 years old.
Topuria has a height advantage of 1 inch over Emmett. Despite this, he has 1-inch reach advantage.
Emmett is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 3 years and 5 months earlier than Topuria, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 37 more professional rounds, 53 to Topuria's 16.
Emmett vs Topuria form
Emmett has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight, he lost to Yair Rodriguez at UFC 284 on 11th February 2023 by in the 2nd round in their UFC Interim Featherweight championship fight at RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia.
Previous to that, he had beat Calvin Kattar at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Emmett on 18th June 2022 by split decision in their 5 round contest at Moody Center, Austin, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Dan Ige at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Shane Burgos at UFC Vegas 3 on 20th June 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Mirsad Bekti at UFC on ESPN+ 13 on 13th July 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Golden1 Center, Sacramento.
Topuria remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Bryce Mitchell at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Jai Herbert at UFC Fight Night London on 19th March 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Ryan Hall at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had beat Youssef Zalal at UFC Fight Island 5 on 10th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
He had won against Brian Bouland at Cage Warriors 94 on 16th June 2018 by submission in the 1st round in their championship fight at Lotto Arena, Antwerp, Belgium.
In terms of recent activity, Josh Emmett has been fighting more than Ilia Topuria.
Josh Emmett last fought 3 months and 26 days ago, while Ilia Topuria's last outing was 5 months and 27 days ago.
Emmett's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
Topuria's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 21 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Emmett vs Topuria?
Ilia Topuria is currently 3/10 (-330) to win the bout outright, while you can get 12/5 (+240) on Josh Emmett if you fancy the upset.
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UFC Fight Night – Emmett vs. Topuria Tickets
: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville
Show open: TBA
Main card starts: TBA
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